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Musculoskeletal MRI

University of California San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Course Director: Thomas M. Link, MD

Musculoskeletal MRI is one of the few musculoskeletal imaging courses designed for both the beginner and the advanced practitioner in musculoskeletal MRI. The basic fundamentals of imaging, as well as the more sophisticated techniques are presented in this musculoskeletal video course. Up-to-date imaging protocols are taught, as well as imaging pitfalls to ensure that you properly identify musculoskeletal injuries. Particular attention is placed on the more commonly requested exams, such as the knee, shoulder, and ankle.
CREDITS Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
CE RELEASE May 1, 2008
CE EXPIRE April 30, 2011
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Topics & Speakers

Musculoskeletal Video Program
  • MRI of the Digits
  • MRI of the Wrist
  • Hot Topics: Open MRI at 1.0 T
  • MRI of the Knee Update
    John F. Feller, MD
  • MRI of the Shoulder: Instability
  • MRI of the Shoulder: Rotator Cuff
  • MRI of the Elbow: Ligaments & Tendons
    Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • Case Presentations: Upper Extremity
  • Imaging of Cartilage and Osteochondral Disease
  • MRI of Bone Marrow
  • Imaging of Bone Tumors and Differentials
  • Hot Topics: MRI at 3 Tesla
  • MRI of the Ankle
    Thomas M. Link, MD
  • Imaging of Musculoskeletal Infection: Emphasis on MRI
  • MRI of Soft-Tissue Masses
  • Case Presentations: Lower Extremities
  • MRI of the Muscles
  • MRI of the Hip
  • Aunt Minnie's MRI Cases: Test Your Skills
    Robert D. Boutin, MD
Thomas M. Link, MD
Professor of Radiology
Clinical Director
Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research Group
Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

Robert D. Boutin, MD
Executive Director and Vice-President
of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Med-Tel International
Davis, California

John F. Feller, MD
Medical Director, Desert Medical Imaging
Indian Wells, California
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this musculoskeletal imaging course, participants will be able to:
  • Use optimized protocols for imaging of the musculoskeletal system
  • Describe anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and ankle, including the local tendons and ligaments
  • Identify pathologies of the major joints, including typical signs of labral pathology at the shoulder and hip, sports-related musculoskeletal injuries, and degenerative and inflammatory pathologies


Accreditation Statement

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series Released: May 1, 2008   Series Expires: April 30, 2011

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of a program evaluation. A $30 processing fee must accompany the completed evaluation.


Faculty Disclosure

Faculty for UCSF’s Continuing Medical Education Program must complete a Declaration of Disclosure prior to the CME activity. Having an interest in or affiliation with a commercial entity does not preclude making a presentation at a CME activity, but the relationship must be disclosed in advance and any potential conflict of interest must be resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support. Disclosure must be conveyed to the learning audience prior to the educational offering; presentation of information on investigational/off-label use of pharmaceuticals or medical devices must also be disclosed. Full faculty disclosure is also listed in the syllabus.